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A 21-year-old female asked:

On birth control, about 5 days before placebo pills, have clot like brown spotting for 3 days now. never missed a pill. should i be worried?

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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No: This is breakthrough bleeding which happens on occasion. If it becomes a pattern you should schedule an appointment. Happening one time is usually nothing to worry about unless you have other symptoms.

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Last updated May 31, 2015

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